Perspectives on Early Islamic Mysticism

Perspectives on Early Islamic Mysticism

The World of al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi and his Contemporaries

Sviri, Sara

Taylor & Francis Ltd






15 a 20 dias


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Introduction: Sweetness and Inner Struggle Part I Asceticism and Mysticism (zuhd and tasawwuf) 1. 'Sufism': Reconsidering terms, definitions and processes. 2. Zuhd in Islamic Mysticism: Conduct and Attitude. 3. "Wa-rahbaniyyatan ibtada'uha": Monasticism and Asceticism False and Sincere. Part II Schools and Teachers 4. Al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi and the Malamatis of Nishapur. 5. Teachers and Disciples in Baghdad and Nishapur. 6. Facing Hostility in Transoxiana: Al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi and Muhammad ibn al-Fadl. Appendix: The Letters Letters of Abu 'Abd Allah al-Tirmidhi to Muhammad ibn al-Fadl Part III Polarity 7. "Between Fear and Hope": Coincidence of Opposites in Islamic Mysticism Appendix 8. The Self (nafs) and Her Transformation. 9. Faces of al-Haqq: The Name and the Named. Part IV The Spiritual Hierarchy 10. Wilaya: Contemplating Friendship with God. 11. Myrtle and Holy Men: Echoes of Ancient Traditions in a Woman's Dream. Part V Language and Hermeneutics 12. The Power of Words: Mystical Linguistics in al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi. 13. "The Countless Faces of Understanding": Istinbat, Listening and Exegesis. Bibliography
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antique esoteric traditions; Muslim mystics; mystical Islam; Sufism